The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Kinesiology (Recreational Sports Management), Bachelor of Science

This program leads to a profession which requires an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. This requires that all applicants seeking to become licensed must undergo a criminal background check prior to licensure.

The Department of Health and Human Performance has a focus on preparing Kinesiology majors to function professionally in a changing and diverse society, and to improve the quality of life through the understanding, delivering and promotion of health, physical activity, and wellness.

Core Curriculum – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once. The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

020 Mathematics - 3 hours

Choose one:
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods

3

MATH 1343Introduction to Biostatistics

3

030 Life and Physical Science – 6 hours

BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are given three hour credits for the lecture component.

080 Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours

PSYC 2301General Psychology

3

090 Integrative and Experiential Learning - 6 hours

BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are given one hour credit each for the lab component

Major Requirements – 57 Hours

Required Courses - 39 hours

Recreational Sports Management Core
KINE 2315Individual Sports

3

KINE 1351Introduction to Sports and Exercise Science

3

KINE 1306First Aid and First Responder

3

KINE 3315Advanced Sport Skills

3

KINE 3314Teaching Movement Arts to Children and Adolescents

3

KINE 3341Principles of Conditioning and Fitness

3

KINE 3370Biomechanics

3

KINE 3353Physiology of Exercise

3

KINE 4310Measurement Techniques in Physical Education and Sport

3

KINE 4302Kinesiology Curriculum for Elementary Students

3

KINE 4309Kinesiology Curriculum for Secondary School Students

3

KINE 4351Adapted Kinesiology

3

KINE 4356Motor Development

3

Required Sports Management Concentration - 18 hours

KINE 3330Coaching of Sports

3

KINE 4330Structure and Organization of Recreational Programs

3

KINE 3378Planning and Use of Facilities

3

KINE 3379Sports Marketing and Technology

3

KINE 4370Management in Exercise and Health Promotion

3

KINE 4382Kinesiology Practicum

3

Free Electives – 21 Hours

Free electives credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree. 

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Progression Requirements

Progression requirements required for this program.

A grade of ‘C’ or better must be maintained in all advanced coursework in the major.

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

A GPA of 2.75 or greater in the major is required for graduation.